Home Backup – Future of Architecture Summit | 07 Jun 2022 | Live
THE OBEROI / DUBAI / UAE

Sustainable design, resilient
transportation and empowered
youth – the keys to a brighter future

07 Jun 2022


About the

Future of Architecture

The second Future of Architecture Summit (FOA) will build on the breakout success of the inaugural edition with a captivating and insightful agenda that will be discussed and debated by some of the region’s best and brightest minds.

The Summit will provide a platform for construction industry stakeholders to discuss a multitude of topics including future city requirements, net zero building design, resilient design strategies, future transport infrastructure, nurturing future talent and much more. Along with a rich agenda, the summit will also provide unparalleled networking opportunities in full compliance with all local COVID-19 related regulations.


2022

Live Event

The second Future of Architecture Summit will take place in Dubai on 7th June 2022 in full compliance with all COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols.


Insightful

Discussions

The one-day conference will feature high quality dialogue and provocative discussions; we will be hosting leading names from across the region, providing a terrific opportunity to see how the realities behind the major debates are progressing.

2021

Breakdown

Last year’s inaugural event saw the Future of Architecture Summit attract consultants, engineers, developers, construction industry experts and government representees to meet and discuss, share knowledge, opinion and research.



Engineering Consultants

Design Consultants

Architects

Developers/Project Owners

Government

Other

2022

Agenda

We believe content is king and our panel discussions and presentations seek to provoke insightful debate and shed light on current trends, issues and solutions.


Design

Buildings of the Future

The construction, operation, and eventual demolition of structures have contributed significantly to climate change the world over …

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Mobility

Agile Infrastructure

Today’s planners must grapple with an array of requirements and challenges, with the ultimate goal of providing a city and its …

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Talent

Paving the Way for Future Architects

Construction industry stakeholders must deepen their engagement with educational institutions to attract and better prepare young …

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FOA Summit

Wrap Up

An email will be sent following the event, where you can catch up on all the sessions on YouTube in your own time.

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Schedule

The event will bring together the industry’s leading minds for insightful discussions and presentations, all of which will be hosted in a live one day event held in Dubai, UAE.
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08:30 | Registration

Networking and Coffee

Doors open at 8:00am for registration and offers an opportunity to network with colleagues past and present and make new connections with industry peers.

09:00 | Summit Launch

Moderator’s Introduction

Paul Godfrey talks about the impact that architecture has had on the development of human society, and how the latest trends in lifestyle preferences are driving a new generation of architects and localised design values. Architecture and science have always been closely linked: and as new scientific breakthroughs occur, they will define and alter the shape of our buildings and cities.

Moderator


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09:15 | Platinum Keynote Presentation

Prof. Dr. Anna Cornaro – ‘Why the Future of Architecture is in good hands’

What are the factors that a leading-edge university department sees as most critical in shaping the architecture of tomorrow? What are the design technologies that students are learning in order to stay ahead of the curve in a fast-changing environment? Prof. Dr. Anna Cornaro explains the teaching priorities and the vision that she sees emerging from the current student base.

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09:45 | Fireside Chat

Fireside chat – ‘We simply don’t know what the future of architecture is’

The discussion revolves around identifying what the future will actually look like. Is it even possible to define what urban landscapes will be like in 10 or 20 years’ time, given that completely new factors such as autonomous vehicles, universal drone delivery and flying personal transport are all now imminent?

Speakers


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10:30 | Presentation

Amer Mneimneh – ‘Why the Future City is a Gym’

Contrary to much of the dialogue around the growth of mega cities and ‘giga-projects’, the reality is that while looking at the future of our urban lifestyles, it’s important not to forget the importance of human centric and wellness-focused urban design. The new-style cities of the future will involve a series of clusters, where all needs – from work to leisure to wellness – can be satisfactorily met. In this sense, the city can be seen as a ‘gym’, contributing to health and vitality, and a place where our needs for lifestyle nourishment can be uppermost.

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11:00 | Presentation

Naser Al Fakhouri – ‘What present trends tell us about the shape of the future’

What is the future like from the perspective of a company that is physically responsible for building so much of the UAE’s present especially its government and private sector headquarters? This presentation reviews the trends in public sector briefs and shows client briefings and remits are responding to changing idea of space, privacy and integration in the post-pandemic GCC.

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11:30 | Coffee Break

Coffee & Networking

11:45 | Future Talent Awards

Announcing the Future Talent Awards

Courtesy of a unique partnership with the American University in Dubai, the Future of Architecture Summit now includes an important Awards occasion, showcasing future talent in the industry. Six prestigious awards will be given to the very best of tomorrow’s Architects – fresh graduates from one of the UAE’s most demanding and prestigious faculties. The Awards are announced by Prof. Anna Cornaro, AUD.

  • The Shape of the Future Award Presentation
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12:00 | Presentation

Ahmed Khadier – ‘The power of re-purposing’

Vast tracts of cities across the world are no longer fit for purpose, their structures worn down and overpopulated. But instead of costly demolition and massive re-building enterprises, it makes strong economic and social sense to re-purpose buildings – creating fresh and vibrant communities around local architectural and community hubs, while maintaining everything that was best about the existing structures and their amenities.

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12:30 | Presentation

Kourosh Salehi – ‘The design technologies driving the urban landscape of the future’

Design and the technology driving design are critical factors often overlooked when talking generally about how a future city will interact and the infrastructure that will service its multi-million populations. Yet in reality, it is the breakthroughs in design – and the use of advanced BIM, generative modelling and LiDAR mapping – that are dramatically re-shaping the boundaries of what we see as feasible design styles, and enabling the organic growth that we can now see in in keynote projects such as the Museum of the Future.

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01:00 | Presentations

Award presentations

Each category has been designed to assess the key contribution that a young architect can make to regional and global futures – and the Judges’ assessments are based on the same criteria that would be applied to senior, advanced practitioners.

  • The Sustainable Future Award presentation
  • Urban Infrastructure Award presentation
  • Cultural Identity Award presentation
1:15 | Lunch

Lunch & Networking


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02:00 | Panel Session

Panel session – ‘The Five Hallmarks of the future city’

The concept of this panel session is to cut through the somewhat vague, familiar statements about urban futures and to physically create a checklist that clearly defines what a city of the future will have that present ones do not.

Panelists


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Panel Moderator


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02:45 | Presentations

Award Presentations

The final set of Awards acknowledge vital contributions to the vision of future communities – and then acclaim an overall winner, with an exceptional grasp across all of the key categories.

  • Commitment to Community Award Presentation
  • Tomorrow’s World Award Presentation (overall winner)
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03:00 | Summit Wrap-up

Moderator’s closing remarks


Moderator


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Speakers

Our speakers are critical in underpinning the quality and credibility of the event and its role as a touchstone occasion for the regional market.

If you would like to partake and add to the topic of discussion, please contact paul.godfrey@cpitrademedia.com


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JT+Partners

Joe Tabet

Founder/Managing Director
JT+Partners

Joe Tabet

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LWK + PARTNERS

Kourosh Salehi

Design Director – MENA
LWK + PARTNERS

Kourosh Salehi




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De Montfort University Dubai

Hassan Ali

Program Leader Mechanical Engineering (Undergraduate) + Energy and Sustainable development (Postgraduate)
De Montfort University Dubai

Hassan Ali

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Bainona Engineering Consultancy

Naser Raed Fakhouri

Architect
Bainona Engineering Consultancy

Naser Raed Fakhouri

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RSP

Ralf Steinhauer

Director
RSP

Ralf Steinhauer

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AECOM Middle East

Amer Mneimneh

Vice President, Urbanism + Planning, Middle East & Africa
AECOM Middle East

Amer Mneimneh




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Pragma Architects Planners

Ahmed Khadier

Founding Partner – Principal
Pragma Architects Planners

Ahmed Khadier

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KEO International Consultants

Luca Vigliero

Design Director
KEO International Consultants

Luca Vigliero

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American University in Dubai (AUD)

Mohannad Abu Suhaiban

Assistant Professor of Architecture. School of Architecture, Art & Design
American University in Dubai

Prof. Mohannad Abu Suhaiban

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American University in Dubai

Prof. Dr. Anna Cornaro

Chair & Associate Professor of Architecture
American University in Dubai

Prof. Dr. Anna Cornaro




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U+A

Martin Dufresne

Design Principal
U+A

Martin Dufresne

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Middle East Consultant

Paul Godfrey

Head of Content
Middle East Consultant

Paul Godfrey




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